Although veganism used to be a marginal movement, many people, including celebrities, have recently joined. From ethical to environmental concerns, they have different reasons for adopting a plant-based diet. While many talk openly about being vegan, others, like Benedict Cumberbatch, remain relatively silent on the subject.
Benedict Cumberbatch is vegan
Benedict Cumberbatch attends the AFI Awards Luncheon in Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on March 11, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer / WireImage)
Cumberbatch kept his vegan diet a secret for years. According to Live Kindly, a staff member at a restaurant who dined at the same time shared that the actor’s wife, Sophie Hunter, told staff that her husband was vegan. They later talked about it on social media.
Cumberbatch commented on her vegan diet when she sat down with Sophia Grace to talk about bullying and various topics. Grace asked the Doctor Strange star if she liked Nando’s, a popular restaurant chain that offers mostly chicken dishes. He laughed and said: “Well, only if they have a vegan option”.
While spending time in Singapore, the acclaimed star tried several local herbal dishes. Speaking to Channel News Asia, the star shared that he visited a food market. When asked if he tasted some of the local dishes, Cumberbatch replied: “Yes, he had local food as much as a vegan can”.
Unlike Cumberbatch, many other stars share their gastronomic journeys with their fans. Lizzo talked about her diet with her fans on TikTok, sharing that she had been a vegetarian for seven years before making the leap to veganism. He shared the news as he celebrated his six-month vegan birthday. The singer also shares vegan recipes with her fans, such as a vegan chicken sandwich modeled from a McDonald’s.
Kim Kardashian is another vegan celebrity who talks about her diet. He began his herbal journey in 2019, but has been allowed to eat non-vegan meals whenever he dines outside. The reality TV star recently got a job with Beyond Meat to promote her vegan dishes.
Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain went vegan on a whim after suffering some health issues. He discovered that the diet served him well. “I immediately had more energy than I have ever had in my life”he told W Magazine years ago. “When you eat a clean diet, you feel like you don’t have to cover your skin or hide things”added Chastain.
Celebrities who stopped being vegans
While some celebrities have managed to stay vegan for a long time, others left it for different reasons. Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway said she stopped practicing veganism because she didn’t feel strong. He told People he tried a piece of fresh fish in Iceland when he was filming Interstellar, and the next day “it felt better”.
Miley Cyrus told Joe Rogan that she had been vegan for a long time, but she began to introduce white meat into her life because her “brain was not working properly”. On the other hand, Ellen DeGeneres stopped being vegan “for no reason”.